I am a doctoral researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology (BIPS) in Bremen. I studied Public Health at the University of Bremen and Epidemiology at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands. After my master’s degree, I worked as a research assistant for the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. There I worked on prediction models for dementia risk and spend my free time in the Scottish Highlands. After almost 2 years in Edinburgh, I decided to move back to my hometown, Bremen. Now, I am working on a project to identify dietary biomarker in children and adolescents. During my spare time I like to be outside, with my friends and family, or do embroidery.
My main goal during my time as section spokesperson will be to bring doctoral researchers together and discuss issues faced by them. I want to facilitate networking and socialising, but also keep up the good communication of interesting events, meetings or other opportunities that are relevant for the doctoral researchers in the institutes of Section C. I am excited to be part of the Leibniz PhD Network steering committee, as it is a great interdisciplinary team.